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Horrible pictures of dead caps

Discussion in 'Modding' started by trodas, May 8, 2007.

  1. 151528

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    All the photobucket images are dead. :(
     
  2. beesa888

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    Bloody OST have plauged thousands of current IBM comptuers
    its bloody annoying replacing them

    im talking about their current model too the A55 series
     
  3. samFox

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    Do gigabyte use good caps?
     
  4. A-mak

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    They make it a point to tell you they do.
     
  5. HAVIC

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    Shame I don't still have it sitting around, but I replaced an old P4 board that all the power regulator caps on the board surrounding the CPU had gone off in spectacular fashion and scorched about 40% of the mobo :eek:

    Woulda looked pretty nice in this thread, but oh well

    *curses dodgy Chinese caps*
     
  6. samFox

    samFox (Banned or Deleted)

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    hehe, yeah, i was just wondering if that was actually the case.

    So there not these elite caps ppl are talking about?
     
  7. OP
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    151528 - yea, jewish censoring in action :( They can hit me harder if Asus complained - just like they do in the Gigabyte case, heh :D


    samFox - if they are not using fake caps as Asus, then yes. I lost my interest in new mainboard anyway, afrer seeing some problems, so... I did not care at all.


    HAVIC -
    now that is almost unforgivable you did not take a few pics... :thumbdn:


    samFox -
    Well, like I say, I don't know and when come to these shady untrustfull "brands", I will never care. There are ONLY five trustworthy brands in polymers - Samxon, Nichicon, Sanyo, NCC and Fujitsu.

    What I wanted to say that they are not Elite anymore. The company renamed itself and it is Apaq now, lol.

    Same was tried for many cases before and even now - GSC = Evercon = Sacon = Apsun ;)



    Sacon caps on eVGA 7600GT, user Bevo, CapMods forum


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  8. PacketStorm

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    Kaboom

    Had a 10mb hub that smoked itself, almost every cap on the PSU was pushed outwards
    (crappy photos)

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    and to the lid!
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    What should i do with the case now?
    I'm looking for an interesting idea and ill do it!
     
  9. Madchimp

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    Chuck it in the bin??? :lol:

    Or better yet, get your hands on a via mobo and make a small download box :thumbup:
     
  10. PacketStorm

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    Was thinking that, but funding for such a project currently isnt possible =(
     
  11. Madchimp

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    Keep the box until you can. Little else you could do with it really.
     
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    Tagan TG430-U15 PSU, Jenpo caps.

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    User norcio from OCW forum.
     
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  13. Smoke87

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    People actually ask you to repair that crap?
     
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    Believe it or not - yes. And it was fun. I managed a world record in lowest CPU-Z score with it ;) :thumbup:
    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=348684
    ;)



    Asus P5K Vcore input 270uF 16V Fujitsu polymer exploded after mild overclock Q6600 to 3GHz with 1.30Vcore...

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    User zoob, HardwareCanucks forum.
     
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    Dell Optiplex GX280, legendary bad Nichicon batch of caps, I presume

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    User zoob, HardwareCanucks forum.
     
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  16. TMM

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    There are many computers used for industrial or medical purposes where multiple ISA cards are used to control machines. You can't get motherboards with 5+ ISA slots these days...

    A lot easier to pay someone $100 to replace the caps on the motherboard with something that might keep it running for a few more years then have to buy a new machine (which might cost like $25000!) because you don't have a computer to control it! Some can also use proprietary software which will only work with certain hardware.
     
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  17. don256us

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    Exactly. We have a mainframe faqs-call machine that the software will not run on anything faster than a 386. Tried to get it to run on a 486 and faster but no dice. If a component fails, we rebuild.
     
  18. chainbolt

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    Probably some low-level vendor trying to make some $$. ;)


    Leaking, bulging, and even exploding caps are known since many many years. And so are the reasons. One might ask why certain mobo manufacturers still by crap material.
     
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  20. don256us

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    I love the "QC Passed" sticker on the left cap. Irony.
     

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